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(1996-2016): 27% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who say that most criminals are not proven guilty in Pakistani courts.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1996 (20 years ago) respondents were asked, “Do you agree with the statement that most of the criminals are not proven guilty in Pakistani courts?” In response to this question, 82% said that they agreed with the statement.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 55% said that they agreed with the statement.

The findings are available since 1996 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to the public opinion, there has been a 27% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who say that most criminals are not proven guilty in Pakistani courts.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

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